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Night of the Vampires

(Vampire Hunters #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  641 ratings  ·  66 reviews
As a soldier, Cole Granger fights to restore peace to a world divided by war and evil. His extraordinary talents are enlisted to prevent the president's horrific premonition from becoming reality. Nothing�and no one�will stop him from fulfilling his duty. Especially the mysterious young woman who claims to be his comrade's sister. Enemy or ally, he can't yet determine. But ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by HQN Books (first published December 1st 2009)
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Ronda  Tutt
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable Paranormal Historical Romance!

What a fantastic twist to put in a Historical Romance. It's bad enough that the Civil War is going on but when you add a plague of rouge vampires to the mix, the fight between the North and South gets put on the back burner as Cole (Texas Sheriff) and Megan (half vampire), along with a few troops fight to put a stop to the spreading blood disease before it spreads nationwide.

The romance was such a tease throughout the whole book and I have to
Nov 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: historical fiction fans interested in trying out the paranormal
Shelves: ac-g
Rating: 2.5

Quick Take: The setting and integration with actual historical events is quite riveting. However, the romance and character development felt a bit flat to me. All told, I'm not sorry to have read it.

This book initially caught my eye when I saw the title (anything starting with "Night of the" is bound to be horror-rific!) and read the book's description, noted above. You'll notice that the blurb is not completely clear on the setting of the story. So I'll begin this review by noting th/>Quick
Harlequin Books
I found this to be a fun read. Yes, I said fun even though there are horrible vampire attacks. I loved the mix of paranormal and historical elements. I'll never think of some of the well-known names in American history in the same manner again. Ms. Graham wrote a very satisfying story for her fans to enjoy. The beginning was full of danger and questions. The middle is perfectly balanced with plot and character development. The ending holds many surprises, big battles and hope for the future. Ove ...more
Jamie Kline
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Cody, Brendan, and Cole are all fighting...but not against the North or South. They're fighting a much darker force, one that the rest of the country is ignorant about, something of myths and legends: vampires. Then Megan enters their lives, claiming to be Cody's sister. She seems to be fighting on the same side they are. They accept fairly quickly that she is who she claims to be, but can they trust her? Megan knows a lot about vampires; her and Cody are both half-breeds, so she proves to be a ...more
Nov 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, arc
I received this book from NetGalley as an ARC. I have to say that this is not the kind of book that I would normally read. I was honestly expecting a cheesy paranormal romance novel with lots of steamy scenes and no plot. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Graham sets this vampire novel during the American Civil War and there is quite a bit of historical content in this novel. I wouldn't say that Graham goes in depth about the war but at the same time I found that I had ne ...more
Loa Ledbetter
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Heather Graham has a wonderful talent for taking bits of history and blending them in with urban fantasy. With Night of the Vampires, set during the Civil War, she creates an alternate history during which our nation was divided and watched brothers fight against each other for what they believed in, while vampires took advantage of the great death tolls to feed and replenish their numbers. For more on Night of the Vampires, to be released November 23, 2010, catch my review soon to be posted at ...more
Lynsey A
This book wasn't as tense as the first of the series however, it was a bit more dull. I will read the next one in the series, keeping my fingers crossed that the children of Lawrence Fox finally get to meet their father. I'll be a bit upset if this series goes on and on for several more books before the father appears in their lives. He made a brief appearance in the end but never fully interacted with his daughter or son. Perhaps he never will which would end up as a big bummer.
Pamela Hanna
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
another Heather Graham book this one having to do with half human/half Vampires trying to help prevent a seriously bad out break of vampire disease being caused by certain vampires along the way Cole Granger and his friends meet up with Cody's half sister and together they find and stop as much death as they can and killing lots of undead that just need to stay dead..also had me going trying to figure out who the bad parson was the whole way lol..nice twist to it
Jun 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
It was more like historical fiction with a sprinkle of romance. Not what i was expecting the constant talk of war politics drove me crazy. The plot centered more on that than relationship development. Although i did enjoy The vampire battles which were very well written and exciting. But if you are expecting a hot romance that keeps you at the edge of your seat than this not the book for you. It would be better not to be marketed as a romance since that seemed more like a subplot from beginning ...more
T.R. Duff
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the characters but I thought the girl was a little weak for such a powerful vampire. I still liked the book and the ending surprised me. I totally guessed wrong on the bad guy. I like it when I don't see the end coming. Still a great book in spite of the romance. Love the mystery.
Had some trouble reading this one it didn't move quite so fast till towards end of book. Still really liked it and want to read last in trilogy.
Maria Richards
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Awesome book loved it love the history and all the fighting with timeline of when it was written. The romance wasn't to machine that is good
Mark S Garney
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a Good Read

Heather Graham is always a good read! She can put you right in the action everytime! You will never go wrong reading her.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heather Graham. Vampires. The civil war. What more could you ask for?
Veronica Lindsey
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting love story with good and bad vampires.
Shelly Kittell
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok

Just wasn't my cup of tea.
Most of us know how deadly and devastating the civil war is. Now try to imagine it even worse. With a third enemy that doesn't care which side of the war you are on. If you are human, then you're fair game. There is a pestilence that is ravaging the land, both North and South, and that pestilence is an army of savage vampires that seem intent on wiping out the human race all together. Only a select few realize the truth behind the strange deaths. Most choose to believe that it is some strange ne ...more
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Review (with a few details that might be spoilerish):

The historical details are what really make this story come alive. Things like the Pinkerton Agency, Lincoln's work on the Capitol, actual Civil War battles, and the Smithsonian Castle. I found these inclusions all the more interesting because I just spent the last year living in Washington D.C. so I was able to reconcile words on the page to reality, all seeming very accurate.

Using Lincoln as a side charact
Follow up to Night Of The Wolves Night of the Wolves by Heather Graham where we first met the characters of Cole Granger and Cody Fox in the town of Victory Texas... In this second book we are once again draw into the Civil War era setting and the middle of a more sinister war against the creatures of the night we all call "Vampires"!
Not only is this book chock full of interesting historical tidbits that take place during the Civil War such as numerous battle references and names of historical figures but some interesting and very unique chara
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Two of my favorite genres combined into one book! Historical fiction and the paranormal meet in this great read! Megan Fox, a half-breed vampire, is tasked with going to Washington D.C. by General Robert E. Lee to try to stop the spread of the "disease" as they call it. There she unites with her brother, Cody, who is also a half-breed and meets Cole Granger, a Texan sheriff. Cody and Cole have teamed up with others who are also fighting the outbreak of vampirism. President Abraham Lincoln sends ...more
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
My rating for this was up in the air, between a 2 or a 3, so I went with 3. And there are several reasons for this.
*I felt like I was reading a History text book for majority of the book. I love Historical Romance novels, but this was insane.
*Two of the main characters in the beginning were similarly named and it was very confusing. A Huge turn off if I have to stop and think of who is who because the author can't think of a name that is different. I know Cole and Cody are not that s
Jan 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
It's not often I pick up a book and then almost immediately set it down again, especially when it's a book about vampires. This book, however, is going straight into the yard sale pile. By the bottom of page 1, I thought this might be a lost cause for no other reason than the name of the female being prominently mentioned--Kim. Given that this is taking place in what seems to be the Civil War-era South, the name is COMPLETELY out of place (yes, I actually checked the Social Security Administrati ...more
Kim (Bookishly Me)
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
If it isn't bad enough the civil war is going on there is a much greater threat.........rouge vampires.

Megan Fox, a half breed vampire is send to Washington D.C. to help put a stop to the spreading of 'the disease'. Here she meets up with her half brother Cody who's joined forces with the Texas sheriff Cole. Cody, also a half breed doesn't know he has a sister and she isn't exactly welcomed with open arms. They believe soon enough that she is Cody’s sister but can they trust her? Col
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
There’s just something about a heroine with the name “Megan Fox” that makes me take that character a little less seriously. I know it isn’t fair, but I can’t help but imagine the actress each time I read the book & wonder if Heather Graham had been watching trailers for Jonah Hex when she was inspired to write this book. Mercifully this book isn’t as horrible as Jonah Hex was. To Graham’s defense though, this is more of a re-imagining of history ala Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies, though. ( ...more
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
As ever I read books out of order and then think, well it would have made much more sense if I had read the other first.

Heather Graham is a wonderful historical romantic suspense author. Her facts and knowledge of the Civil War are rich and add much to the general story.

Though this was an excellent story -- I liked Bride of the Night better. The problem with a star setting is that you can't give a half a star!

Megan Fox is a southern lady in search of her father whom her
Feb 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
I won this book from goodreads on dec. 16 and just received it feb, 12. I will read asap and post a review. Thanks goodreads.

Sorry it took so long for me to review this book but life just blew up in my face this last month so I had little to no reading time.

This book for me was just not my style. I thought the writing was flat and I really didn't like the char. very much. This is about a soldier, Cole Granger who is fighting vampires to save the world fr
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
This is a continuing series that occurs during the Civil War, or as I like to call it , the war of Northern Aggression. The heroine, Megan, was sired by a vampire on his human lover. Megan's father left before she was born, and she spends the book trying to atone for her vampiric bloodline. The hero Cole, is a sheriff from Texas, who saw his town decimated by vampires, and is dedicated to eradicating them from the planet. They are thrown together as Megan searches for her half brother, who just ...more
Paranormal Suspense
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend reading "Night of the Wolves" first before reading this one so you know who some of the key players are.

Megan is a vampire hunter from the south who is in search of her step-brother Cody and to find her father. Cole is a Texas sheriff who has put down a previous vampire infestation with some other vampire hunters from the South. He's best friends with Cody who is Megan's half-brother who he didn't know exsisted. Cole and Megan collide in a Virginia prision during a
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm not a big Heather Graham fan. I've tried several of her books and this is the first I've finished. She excelled in this paranormal romance, with just the right amount of history thrown in. She portrayed President Lincoln just the way I've thought him to be. A man who loved this country, his family, and the people.

She had great characters, even though she could have utilized them better. She acted as this was a second book and we had already heard Cody's story. I would have enjoye
Ria Turk
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book, which is the sequel to Night of the Werewolves, takes place during the civil war in the North. There's been a rash of violent killings and reappearances of "diseased" soldiers from both sides of the war line. Cole Granger, sheriff from the first book, is deep in the fight to control this disease with fellow comrades Cody Fox and Brendan Vincent. He expected lots of things, but not the beautiful and dangerous Megan Fox, a woman claiming to be Cody's long lost sister. Together they must ...more
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and e

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Vampire Hunters (3 books)
  • Night of the Wolves (Vampire Hunters, #1)
  • Bride of the Night (Vampire Hunters, #3)